The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a temporary field assistant position on a lake warming project. The positions will largely be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/.
This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and non-routine limnological parameters, including benthic production and benthic and pelagic nitrogen fixation. In addition the successful candidate should be familiar with basic data analysis, and some laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.
Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.
Some background aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, or ecosystems ecology preferred. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. A candidate with previous experience using a gas chromatograph is preferred. Previous experience with boats and other limnological gear is useful but not required.
Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple. Candidates will spend 1-2 weeks in Woods Hole, MA for training and will then depart for the Toolik Field Station in Alaska where they will stay during July, August and September. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary. We will also assist the candidate in finding housing in Woods Hole.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is open until filled. Required application documents include:
- Cover Letter
- Name and contact information of 3 references
- Copy of unofficial transcripts
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